Corporate Vision Issue 2 2019

CORPORATE VISION / Issue 2 2019 39 , 1810CV13 The SHe CISOExec. Global cybersecurity leadership empowerment boot camp 2018 has been a resounding success. The boot camp concludedwith a business forumonFriday, 2ndNovember 2018 attended by over 100 business leaders in the industry. Busy Day at Boot Camp The boot camp was held from 29th October to 2nd November 2018 at The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. Twenty scholarships of worth LKR two million, were issued by Meta Defence Labs for selected participants from vari- ous industries and backgrounds to be trained on cybersecurity, data protection, leadership and personal development that empowered not only the participants but also the fantastic international and local speakers who volunteered their time for this project. During the five days, interactive training sessions took place which covered more than 30 modules such as fundamentals of cybersecurity, data protection, social engineering, information security frameworks, information security policies & governance, artificial intelligence, network se- curity, ethical hacking, leadership elements and emotional intelli- gence as part of the program. The day began with a speech and a panel discussion which comprised of many industry experts such as Mr. Jayantha Fernando, Chairman of the Board, Sri Lanka Cybersecurity Resilience Team (SL CERT), Air Commodore Mr. Arosha Vithana, Director Information Technol- ogy Sri Lanka Air Force, Mr. Champika Wijetunga, Regional Security, Stability and Resiliency Manager - Asia Pacific, ICANN and Ms. Diana Moldovan, UKI and Cyber Operations Lead at Aviva. The panel was moderated by Jaqueline A Hinds, Emotional Intelligence coach from the UK. Throughout the event, there were various panels which addressed a numerous topics which includ- ed the future of cybersecurity with AI and quantum comput, as well diversity, equality and empowerment within the tech industry. As the day drew to a close, the forum concluded with a speech by Mr. Manjula Kulatunga, Managing Director Australian Migration Consultants who talked about the migration opportunities which were available for cyberse- curity professionals in Australia, which interested the audience. Ms. Chani Simms then extended her appreciation for the partners and supporters of the Colombo 2018 and excitedly announced that monthly meet-ups will com- mence for the Alumni group as part of the sustainability program which was extended for anyone who would otherwise not have experienced the boot camp. Contact: Chani Simms Company: Meta Defence Labs Address: 30th Floor, 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5NR, UK Telephone: 0203 222 4060

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